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'''John Bunyan''' (; baptised 30 November 162831 August 1688) was an English people|English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory ''The Pilgrim's Progress''. In addition to ''The Pilgrim's Progress'', Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons. Bunyan came from the village of Elstow, near Bedford. He had some schooling and at the age of sixteen joined the Parliamentary army during the First English Civil War|first stage of the English Civil War. After three years in the army he returned to Elstow and took up the trade of tinker, which he had learned from his father. He became interested in religion after his marriage, attending first the parish church and then joining the Bedford Meeting, a nonconformist group in Bedford, and becoming a preacher. After the Restoration (England)|restoration of the monarch, when...
Birth placeElstow, Bedfordshire, England
Death date{{death date and age |1688|8|31|1628|11|30| df=y}}
Death placeLondon, England
OccupationWriter and preacher
GenreChristian fiction|Christian allegory, sermons
Movement| notableworks = ''The Pilgrim's Progress''
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